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Lemon Pound Cake Recipe


    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the Lemon Glaze:

    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


    Preheat the Oven:

    Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

    Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

    Creaming the Butter and Sugar:

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

    This may take about 3-5 minutes.

    Adding Eggs:

    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Mixing Dry Ingredients:

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Combining Wet and Dry Ingredients:

    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with sour cream.

    Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

    Adding Lemon Flavor:

    Add the fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract to the batter.

    Mix until well incorporated.


    Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.

    Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


    Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Lemon Glaze:

    In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.

    Glazing the Cake:

    Once the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the lemon glaze over the top.

    Let the glaze set before serving.


    Slice and serve the lemon pound cake.

    It’s delicious on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Enjoy your homemade Lemon Pound Cake!

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